Education Technology
  • Get Your Promposal Ready — Try Balloons and Buttons

    Posted 04/11/2022 by John Hanna

    It’s prom season, and it can be hard to keep your students from daydreaming about prom night. How about an activity that will grab their attention while you sneak in some programming skills? Check out several examples for “promposals” on the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator.

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  • Top Tips From a Science Teacher for Taking AP® Exams in 2022

    Posted 03/25/2022 by Jessica Kohout, AP® Biology teacher

    AP® testing is getting back to normal this year by only allowing paper and pencil exams. Get tips from a science teacher on preparing your students for the big day.

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  • 3.1415… Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

    Posted 03/11/2022 by Ellen Fishpaw (@ellenfishpaw)

    Celebrate pi day using these fun math activities your students are sure to love. It’s as easy as 3.1415….

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  • Mission Impossible: A Perfect March Madness® Bracket

    Posted 03/04/2022 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    Every year, millions of people fill out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. If you’re like me, you hear that little voice saying, “What if I became the first person ever to fill out a perfect bracket?” But, do the math, and it’s easy to see the odds are overwhelmingly against it.

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  • Math and Python: A Great Valentine’s Day Couple

    Posted 02/04/2022 by Adam Pennell (@apennell1)

    Valentine’s Day is a time of love, and who doesn’t love math and Python? Have your students use Python to shoot cupid’s arrow through a heart while learning about linear and quadratic functions. Math and Python using TI technology: a match made for Valentine’s Day.

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  • In Honor of National Chemistry Week, 5 “Organic” Ways to Incorporate TI Technology Into Chemistry Class

    Posted 10/15/2021 by Stacy Thibodeaux, Chemistry Teacher

    Did you know it’s National Chemistry Week? A community-based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS), National Chemistry Week is a celebration among chemists, chemistry students and chemistry enthusiasts. To commemorate this special week in science, I’m sharing five of my favorite ways to incorporate TI technology into your chemistry classroom.

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  • 5 Spook-tacular Ways to Bring the Halloween “Spirits” Into Your Classroom

    Posted 10/06/2021 by Ellen Fishpaw (@ellenfishpaw)

    Up your Halloween game with some of our favorite fall activities for your math and science classroom.

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  • Designing Your Classroom With Purpose

    Posted 08/23/2021 by Emily Kraus (@krausmath) (in partnership with @TICalculators)

    As I prepare for a new year, the first thing that always pops into my mind is my classroom: the setup, the layout, the functionality, the organization … and, of course, the aesthetic. I want every square inch to serve as a resource or reference for my students.

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  • Going Back to School With Stations

    Posted 08/20/2021 by Jamie Miller (@jamiemillermath) (in partnership with @TICalculators)

    Utilizing stations the first week of school sets the tone for the school year. It shows your students that your classroom will be filled with student voice, collaboration, engagement and movement.

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  • Coding Like a Girl (Scout), and Loving It!

    Posted 08/06/2021 by Jennifer Kass

    Texas Instruments collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to create activities for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors that allow them to earn the Coding for Good, Coding Basics badge. By using a graphing calculator that they may already be familiar with from their math and science classes, this gives girls a friendly introduction to coding.

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  • Going for Gold: 5 Sports-Themed Activities to Engage Your Students

    Posted 07/29/2021 by Brad Posnanski (@POSitive_MATH)

    On July 23, athletes began to assemble in a much-anticipated worldwide international athletic competition. Educators may find their minds racing on all the rich opportunities for sports-related ideas to engage students in the math and science classroom. Take a look at five activities you can try with your students.

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  • Using Python to Squeeze the Fun Back Into Math

    Posted 07/16/2021 by Becky Byer

    Python is included in the new TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator! Find out how Python on the handheld gives math teachers a tool that uses coding to teach and explore mathematics.

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  • AP® Statistics: 6 Math Functions You Must Know for the TI-Nspire™ CX Graphing Calculator

    Posted 05/04/2021 by Curtis Brown, @cbmathguy

    The AP® Statistics exam requires a deep understanding of the concepts, but also an ability to carry out statistical computations. So what functionalities on your calculator are best to know and use when taking the exam? We highlight six features of the TI-Nspire™ CX family of graphing calculators that are “must-knows” in preparing for success in class and on exams.

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  • Top Tips for Tackling the SAT® with the TI-84 Plus CE

    Posted 04/19/2021 by Karen Campe (@KarenCampe)

    On the SAT® Exam, calculators are allowed on one of the two math sections. Read on for tips to leverage your TI-84 Plus CE for success on test day!

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  • Which TI Calculator for the SAT® and Why?

    Posted 04/06/2021 by Jeff McCalla - Jeff McCalla, Math Teacher at St. Mary's Episcopal School, Memphis

    You may be surprised to learn that most TI calculators are allowed on the SAT®. Take a brief dive into the history of the calculator and see the latest changes to the math section of the SAT®, all at the same time.

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  • Top Tips From a Math Teacher for Taking the Online AP® Exam

    Posted 04/05/2021 by Kim Thomas, AP® test reader

    As AP® tests move online this spring, I’m sharing tips for math teachers, students and parents to prepare for this new format. The digital test includes important changes that students and teachers should become familiar with to be successful on test day.

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    AP® Statistics: 6 Math Functions You Must Know for the TI-84 Plus

    Posted 04/01/2021 by Curtis Brown

    The AP® Statistics exam requires a deep understanding of the concepts, but also an ability to carry out statistical computations. So what functionalities on your calculator are best to know and use of when taking the exam? We highlight 6 features of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator that are “must-knows” in preparing for success in the class and on the exam.

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  • Girl Scouts + Texas Instruments = A Winning Equation

    Posted 03/19/2021 by Michelle Grooms, TI Educational Technology Consultant (@Mlg5791)

    Did you know that Girl Scout troops can borrow TI technology and even have a TI expert lead girls through a STEM or coding experience to complete a badge? Keep reading to learn the different ways we can support your troop.

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  • Statistics Office Hours With Expert Daren Starnes

    Posted 03/02/2021 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    This school year, TI has teamed up with author and master teacher, Daren Starnes, to provide live AP® Statistics sessions via YouTube geared toward teachers and students alike.

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  • Tried-and-True Tips for ACT® Math Test Success

    Posted 01/22/2021 by Jeff McCalla, St. Mary’s Episcopal School Math Teacher (@jmccalla1)

    In 2021, the ACT® still hopes to offer an online version of the exam, giving students a choice between a paper and pencil or a digital version. No matter what format you choose, a handheld TI graphing calculator can save you time and energy on the test and help you succeed.

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